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PlantFiles: Dent Corn
Zea mays 'Baby Fingers'

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Baby Fingers

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days
81 to 90 days

Kernel Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Coral/Apricot
Orange
Red-Orange
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Yellow
Dark Purple/Black
Maroon (Purple-Brown)
Brown/Bronze

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral melody On Jan 30, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Information only, I have not grown this variety.

This brightly colored corn has pretty little minature ears. Many colors are exhibited and this corn would seem perfect for roadside stands and Fall decorations.



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